Princess Victoria celebrated her 38th birthday with her family: lovely?


All of the major family members of the Swedish royal family came out in Borgholm, Sweden yesterday to celebrate Crown Princess Victoria’s 38th birthday. Victoria, Prince Daniel and their daughter Princess Estelle were there. Princess Madeleine and her husband were there. The King and Queen were there. And Victoria’s brother Prince Carl-Philip and his new wife Princess Sofia were there too.

Even though the day was to honor Victoria, most people came away with the fact that Princess Estelle is adorable and she loves to ham it up for the cameras. Estelle seems like a very happy, utterly beloved child, confident and grounded and used to being the center of attention. Estelle posed for some photos by herself, with a little umbrella. So cute.

This was the first time (maybe?) that the whole royal family has been together since Carl-Philip’s wedding in June. This also seems like the first big public outing for Madeleine since giving birth to baby Nicolas Paul Gustaf shortly after Carl-Philip’s wedding. For the Victoria’s celebration, she got a concert! Which is nice. You can see more photos here.


Photos courtesy of Getty, Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Beth No. 2 says:

    I like how the dad looks like a cool Bond villain.

    The little princess is gonna grow up to have the most megawatt smile ever. Both her parents have big wide smiles.

    • Liberty says:

      I love your comment about the dad. SO TRUE and it’s awesome. 🙂

      That little girl’s smile is everything, and her utter bliss and inner radiating fun. Cute family.

    • Lars says:

      HA! So true about the Bond villain. Wonder how different he’d look if he changed his hair and glasses…

      • Lisa T. says:

        This comes up a lot. Daniel takes anti-rejection drugs due to his organ transplant. One of the primary side effect is hair thinning and loss. He really cannot due much with his hair (other than use a little less gel),

      • notasugarhere says:

        Even in the early years when they first started dating, he was fond of hair gel. There is one photo of the two of them walking down the street, Daniel in jeans and a gray t-shirt that show how much of a bodybuilder he was before the transplant. The gelled hair was there, just not as much gel as now.

        I remember on a forum someone said this is the style of a certain type and age of Swedish man. There was a specific term for it but my brain can’t remember it right now.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Lisa T. I didn’t realize that about the transplant drugs. I think you’re right, that has probably led to the increase in the amount of gel.

      • Wilma says:

        @LisaT weird, the drugs my husband has to take against rejection have made him grow more hair.

    • Murphy says:

      Yes Prince Daniel is the bomb

    • Lisa T. says:

      Prograf can cause hair loss. While, the problem of increased hair growth is caused by cyclosporine and prednisone.

  2. LAK says:

    That child is all kinds of adorable.

    • FLORC says:

      She’s EVERY kind of adorable! I like she’s giving more smiles and less side eye.
      She seems really comfortable in public. Her nanny must be close by and just out of frame 😉

      • lower-case deb says:

        this is Estelle and her Australian nanny (according to the google translate):

        i’m guessing the one in the pink cardigan is the Australian nanny in question. but who is the one in the blue cardigan? another nanny? the Swedish employs young beautiful nannies.

      • FLORC says:

        lower-case deb
        I did know she had at least 1. And they are gorgeous!
        To have them at these events makes sense. There’s a lot going on. Estelle still seems independent and loved up by all. Well adjusted.

      • Lisa T. says:

        The Lady in the blue cardigan is Karolin Johansson. She is the Marshal of the Court. Her job is to coordinate the official engagements of both Victoria and Daniel. Estelle has two nannies, the one pictured is Katie Millington and the other is Adeline Peterson (who was hired first).

      • notasugarhere says:

        They had originally hired Victoria’s childhood nanny. After that, they hired the young Australian. I don’t know if both are still in place now that Estelle has started school.

    • Reece says:


    • ArtHistorian says:

      Estelle is just such a little cutie pie!

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Estelle is just such a little cutie pie!

  3. Tough Cookie says:

    Wonderful!! I love the Swedish Royal Family.

  4. Tiffany says:

    I just adore this couple. The kids not bad either.

  5. Jaygee says:

    While it’s admittedly none of my business, I always wonder if CPV will have another baby. Estelle is such a cutie!

    • Tiffany says:

      I think about that as well. Anything to keep Carl Philip away from the throne. I know it crass, but its something I hope she and Prince Daniel think about.

    • Ellen2 says:

      There are rumors she lost a pregnancy before Estelle. And other rumors that they’ve been trying, although those are probably just based on the assumption that they need a spare, and she’s 38, and Estelle is three.

      All of that having been said, I actually think she’s pregnant in these photos. The waist on that dress is loose, and there are photos of her in traditional costume where she’s got her hand on what looks like a bump. I think she might be late in her second month right now.

    • The Original Mia says:

      I hope they have another one as well.

    • notasugarhere says:

      His health and the transplant side-effects may also impact their ability to have another.

  6. Talie says:

    Aw, I love this little family.

  7. eribra says:

    I love pics of this little girl cause Suri’s Burn Book has some hilarious captions

  8. FLORC says:

    Their love story is wonderful and they produced a cute kid while largely staying out of scandal. Speaking to V&D and not the rest of their family.
    I still think that Estelle is the gold standard on how to raise children in the spotlight.

    • The Original Mia says:

      They are raising Estelle to appreciate her position and to feel comfortable with the role. They are doing it right.

      She’s adorable.

  9. Forthelasttime says:

    What’s wrong with her chin? She looks like she’s pulling faces…

  10. Laura says:

    Beautiful family. Refreshing Royal Family; love Windsor gossip, and this is a new direction to go also! Keep up the coverage! Thanks.

  11. Jezza says:

    Estelle is such a darling little girl! she always looks so happy. She’s such a cutie! I hope Victoria and Daniel are blessed with another baby – they are such a lovely family!

  12. notasugarhere says:

    Kaiser, Thank You for covering the Swedish royals!

    I wonder what happened to the plastic bead necklace shown in the first photo. Maybe Estelle wanted her to wear it and she took it off later? Or a child in the crowd gave it to her?

    • FLORC says:

      Wondered the same about the necklace.

    • Becks says:

      My first thought was that that Estelle made the necklace for her mother and that is why Victoria is wearing it. I think if it was given to her by, say, a child in the crowd, she would simply have collected it along with the bouquets and drawings, etc.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I’ve since seen other photos, and the necklace migrated to the nanny at some point too. Maybe it is Estelle’s and she kept making people put it on?

  13. Dena says:

    I love their family too.

  14. Elle Robbie says:

    I adore Victoria and Daniel. They’re easily my favorite royal couple, and it really seems like they’re doing a bang-up job of preparing Estelle for her public life.

  15. seesittellsit says:

    Little Estelle looks enchanting, but I’m a bit surprised Vicky hasn’t had a second child yet – she is pushing 40. Hope she does. . .

  16. morgane says:

    I love Estelle. You should post more about the dutch royal family, i love the girls and maxima!

  17. wow says:

    So cute. Little Estelle always steals the show. Love CP Victoria and her little family. Prince Daniel always remind me of Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley but without the killer vibes. I really like this couple. Victoria will be a fabulous Queen. I also love how she is so close to CP Frederik of Denmark. I remember him not only crying at his own wedding but sniffling a bit during Victoria and Daniel’s wedding. He was that happy for them.

    • Becks says:

      Yes, I saw the video of CP Frederik’s and Mary’s wedding. He was very emotional and cried openly while the bride was very cool, almost detached.

  18. Sunsetsnow says:

    They are a beautiful family! Thanks for the coverage CB!

  19. canadaorbroke says:

    This family gives good face. Like seeing them in the celebrity press. (Gives something for the Moutbatten-Windsors to aspire to.

  20. Sarah says:

    agreed! Love reading about this family; Estelle is adorable. I’m not as familiar with the Swedish Royal Family – I had a crash course with C-P’s wedding. I’d like to read more about Princess Madeleine, too.